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When talking of ``the resolver'', we do not mean any special application, but rather refer to the resolver library, a collection of functions that can be found in the standard C library. The central routines are gethostbyname(2) and gethostbyaddr(2) which look up all IP addresses belonging to a host, and vice versa. They may be configured to simply look up the information in hosts, query a number of name servers, or use the hosts database of NIS (Network Information Service). Other applications, like smail, may include different drivers for any of these, and need special care.

  • The host.conf File
  • Resolver Environment Variables
  • Configuring Name Server Lookups-- resolv.conf
  • Resolver Robustness

Andrew Anderson
Thu Mar 7 23:22:06 EST 1996

The Network Administrators' Guide
Linux Network Administrators Guide (2nd Edition)
Year: 1992
Pages: 296

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